Dastak (Knock - on the door by using the palm of one’s hand) is directed by Rajinder Singh Bedi and stars Sanjeev Kumar and Rehana Sultan. It is one of my favourite movies from the 1970’s but somehow I don’t think it’s everyone’s cup of tea. The movie focuses on the dark side of human relationships – that of society, man vs woman and husband vs wife....and on the world’s oldest on-going profession – prostitution. For a synopsis of the movie, check out Passion For Cinema HERE.
I am pretty sure that there was no LP produced for this movie (you of course can prove me wrong...and I have been, by my friend Babu..see comments plz). Madan Mohan composed the music and Majrooh Sultanpuri is credited for the lyrics. If you are expecting anything zippy or feel good, then this is not the album for you. But if you like melancholy classical Hindi tunes, Dastak is definitely a goer. Me? I love the album (and movie) and give it 5 stars!
Dastak 1970 – The Original Soundtrack
1. Baiyaan Na Bharo Balma – Lata Mangeshkar
2. Maai Re Main Kaise Kahoon – Lata Mangeshkar
1. Tum Se Kahoon Ek Baat – Mohd Rafi
2. Hum Hain Mataa-A-Koocha-O-Bazar Ki Tarah – Lata Mangeshkar